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OWC / Other World Computing 960GB Accelsior_E2 SSD with Mercury Helios Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion

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Product Highlights
  • 960GB Accelsior_E2 SSD
  • Connect up to 6 Thunderbolt Devices
  • Automatic Power On/Off

The 960GB Accelsior_E2 SSD with Mercury Helios Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion from OWC/Other World Computing is an ultimate all-in-one drive storage expansion that combines a Mercury Helios Thunderbolt PCIe expansion chassis with dual Thunderbolt ports and a high-performance 960GB Accelsior_E2 Solid State Drive (SSD). It offers hyper-fast SSD speeds with Thunderbolt-enabled Mac systems. You can connect multiple Thunderbolt devices and add up to 32TB of external storage with 2 high-speed eSATA expansion ports. You can also connect any eSATA external drive to this expansion; from portables to desktop to rack mounts.

Inside the Helios expansion chassis resides the pure power of the Accelsior_E2 SSD. With high speed, large capacity, rugged durability and 2 eSATA expansion ports, it allows you to add more storage as needed.

The expansion is the perfect performance upgrade to any Thunderbolt-enabled Mac system. It helps you boost your Photoshop, Final Cut Pro and Avid Pro Tools workflow. With up to 100,000 IOPS and data rate of 639 MB/s, business-critical production apps are given an instant boost in speed, giving you more time to explore, experiment and finish your projects.

Note! When using an external eSATA drive via an Accelsior_E2 eSATA port, Sleep mode must be disabled at this time.

Connects up to 6 Thunderbolt devices and 1 display
It features ventilated cooling with a variable speed fan
Mac Friendly
The Accelsior_E2 is a Mac-bootable and Mac-supported PCIe Solid State Drive with eSATA ports
The Solid State Drive is durable; you can go anywhere with the lightweight aluminum enclosure
It automatically powers on/off with the Thunderbolt-connected computer. It is hot-pluggable; you can connect and disconnect while the unit is on. In addition, it is bus-powered
Interface PCIe
Capacity 960 GB
Port Configuration 2 x Thunderbolt (20-pin)
2 x eSATA (6 Gb/s) 1
Please Note:

Requires 6 Gb/s certified cables for connecting to eSATA drives; available separately

Expansion Slot 1 x PCIe 2.0 x8 (x4 mode)
Maximum Data Transfer Rate Thunderbolt: 10 Gb/s (1250 MB/s)
eSATA: 6 Gb/s (600 MB/s)
Format Included Drive Guide Software will format drive for either OS X or Windows
Macintosh System Requirements Mac OS X 10.6.8
Available Thunderbolt port
PCIe Cards Supported Fibre channel, 10Gb Ethernet, USB 3.0, SAS controller, RAID controller, video capture, digital audio, solid state drive and eSATA cards
Compatibility Thunderbolt devices
eSATA: SATA 1.5 Gb/s, 3Gb/s and 6 Gb/s eSATA equipped storage solutions
Click here for compatibility list
Port/Interface Bootability Bootable as long as the specific PCIe card installed is bootable
Thunderbolt: Supported on Mac meeting minimum requirements
Environmental Temperature:
Operating: 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
Non-Operating: -40 to 149°F (-40 to 65°C)
Non-Operating: 625 G, 2mS
Operating: 175 G, 2mS
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.7 x 2.9 x 8.8" (145 x 74 x 224 mm)
Weight 2.4 lb (1.08 kg)
OWC / Other World Computing 960GB Accelsior_E2 SSD with Mercury Helios Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion
  • 1 x External Auto-Switching 100/240V, 50/60 Hz Power Adapter
  • 3-Year Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time
  • Cables & Adapters

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    Required item: A Thunderbolt Cable (not included) is required to connect this drive to a computer.

    Apple -  Apple Thunderbolt Cable - 1.6'
    • You Pay: $29.00

    Host Adapters

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    Sonnet -  Tempo 6Gb/s SATA PCI Express 2.5" Solid State Drive Card
    • You Pay: $118.49
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